Childless young widow
Ruth the Moabitess, Orpah’s sister,
left Moab, left her sister,
pledged allegiance to
homeland and to You
the unseen divinity
Outsider, foreigner Ruth,
devoted, bread-winning daughter-in-law
was soon known to all in the village
as a woman of noble character.
You loved her through Boaz
who said I will do for you all you ask.
Boaz became Ruth’s provider,
protector, and husband,
Naomi’s and Ruth’s kinsman redeemer,
the family guardian.
Ruth, a woman of noble character,
became the mother of Obed,
grandmother of Jesse,
great-grandmother of King David,
ancestor of Jesus the Messiah,
Prince of Peace, kinsman redeemer
whose noble line extends to
all nations and families.